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BJP pushes anti-conversion law in Indian state of Jharkhand

Bharatiya Janata Party maintains Christian missionaries' service in education and health are a cover to attract the poor.The ruling pro-Hindu party in eastern India's majority-tribal Jharkhand state has pushed for an anti-conversion law that church leaders fear will be used to intensify the harassment of local Christians.

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112 Countries Will Question India on Its Human Rights Record

India under the Modi regime faces a review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council.
Sabrang India 02 May 2017
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India under the Modi regime, faces a review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council ; the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the UN will examine India's human rights record for the third time on May 4; as of now, India is the second-most popular country for this UPR session – South Africa just barely beat it out with 113 countries listed to speak for that UPR. Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, and the Philippines are all tied for third at 109.

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UN help sought to protect Indian Christians

Published on: 10:27 pm, May 2, 2017 by:.By Santosh Digal
New Delhi: A group of civil society groups has urged the United Nations (UN) to direct the Indian government to protect life, personal security and places of religious worship of Christians in the country.In 18-page report entitled “Universal Periodic Review India: Minorities on the Margins: Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Christian Community in India” was submitted by Christian Collective (A National Solidarity of the Indian Christian Community for Peace and Harmony) to UN last September.

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NDIA’S CRACKDOWN ON FOREIGN RELIEF CAUSES CONCERN, FORCES COMPASSION OUT

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April 27, 2017
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About seven years ago David Platt — then pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham — challenged his congregation to do something big. He challenged them to “take India” — to pay for the child survival programs run by Compassion International in India for a whole year, a $525,000 price tag.

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